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All Science on Tap events take place at 6pm the second Monday of the month at National Mechanics, 22 S. 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106, unless otherwise stated. Be sure to arrive early to get seats!


June 12, 2017

Lagers with the Ladies

PGWISE_logoPenn Graduate Women in Science and Engineering is excited to partner with Science on Tap to help showcase awesome science being done by women around the city. Our three different presenters: Dr. Montserrat Anguera, Julia Kahn, and Meredith Rebar, have varied interests but share a mutual love of biology and chemistry. Montserrat is an Associate Professor at Penn and her talk: “Why Sex Matters: How the X-chromosome Influences Disease Susceptibility” focuses on how sex can influence the outcome of disease. Julia is a senior graduate student at Penn and she will be discussing the effects of epilepsy on the brain in her talk: “How epilepsy can put you in a fog.” Our last speaker is Meredith Rebar who is going to give a short primer on the science of craft brewing in her talk: “It’s Bigger on the Inside: How Your Beer Actually Goes from Grain to Glass.”

About Penn Graduate Women in Science & Engineering (PGWISE): PGWISE was founded to foster an environment at Penn and nationally where women are given the opportunities to be successful in their chosen fields. There is a wide disparity in the number of women that begin their Ph.Ds in STEM fields and the number that advance beyond graduate and postgraduate training. PGWISE aims to correct this disparity through a combination of community outreach and career development. Recruiting and retaining women in STEM is a tangible way that we as graduate students can change the culture of science and education at the University of Pennsylvania and nationally.

May’s Science on Tap is hosted by the Chemical Heritage Foundation.

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